Privacy News

Despite the widespread belief that Bitcoin is anonymous and private, Bitcoin and most other cryptocurrencies’ privacy isn’t always good enough by default. Bitcoin’s balances are public, and addresses cannot offer more than pseudonymity. There are some services that can help with masking transactions, but they are not popular and easy enough to gain a large user-base and they also often have fees. Some news about Bitcoin privacy is promising: the implementation of SegWit and the use of the Lightning Network might be first steps in improving privacy. Some developers are focusing on the privacy of cryptocurrencies and developing protocols suitable for private transactions. Today, there are more and more cryptocurrencies that uses different privacy technologies but have their focus on anonymous transactions. Still, popular cryptocurrencies are trying to have the feature of public transactions as they may be used in business banking.

Altcoin Watch
Ocean Protocol’s new governance features and the ability to yield farm OCEAN tokens are improving the fundamentals of the decentralized data monetization platfo...
New staking and governance features back Ocean Protocol’s 40% rally
Jordan Finneseth
Privacy-focused browser Brave has acquired open search engine Tailcat to introduce its own alternative to Google Search later this year.
Brave acquires search engine in bid to offer alternative to Google Search
Helen Partz
A French project says it is creating a “paradigm shift” in the security of our personal information through the launch of cutting-edge decentralized identifiers...
The internet of trust: Why secure digital identities are crucial to Web 3.0
Connor Sephton
Two crypto projects have taken part in a Cointelegraph AMA to explain why they’re joining forces, and the opportunities that lie ahead in 2021.
Two projects, one big idea: CEOs join forces and reveal all in live AMA
Connor Sephton
A Swiss blockchain developer and Geely will provide enterprise blockchain solutions to clients, with a focus on digital identity, regtech and privacy enhancemen...
Fortune 500 firm Geely to launch joint blockchain venture in China
Marie Huillet
As blockchain-based social networks struggle to cope with rising gas fees, a new network says it is has been optimized for high frequency usage at low cost.
High-frequency blockchain to offer social network, DeFi and NFTs
Connor Sephton
How to crypto
Bitcoin is not as private as people might think, but multiple other assets that come with anonymity-boosting features do exist.
What are privacy coins and how do they differ from Bitcoin?
Benjamin Pirus
A new blockchain system will be used to manage and track COVID-19 exposure among students and staff in multiple charter schools across California state.
Charter schools in California to use blockchain system to fight COVID-19
Marie Huillet

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